From the crispy crunch of lightly salted sunflower seeds to the healthy wholesomeness of chia seeds or flaxseed, seeds are growing into a central, and enjoyable, part of our daily diets. Better yet, there are amazing recipes that put seeds front and center. These recipes highlight the multiple uses of great seeds like pumpkin seeds, giving you a use for something once you've made that delicious Thanksgiving pie. Some recipes help with guidance on which seeds taste better—or need to be—toasted, while some recipes tell you the best seeds to grind.
Think of seeds as ingredients that can at flavor, and texture, can bulk and bind, can be toasty and savory, and more. Try new seeds from your local grocery store, and explore the many ways they can be included in everything from smoothies to salads and beyond. You'd far rather savor the flavors of these wonderful ingredients than simply let things go to seed, as it were. So grab a spoonful, or a handful, of some of our favorite seeds: sunflower, chia, flaxseed, pumkin seed, and sesame seeds. You'll love every crunchy bite.